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My husband and I stayed at a small boutique hotel, right on the beach. It is such a vibrant, eclectic community! Very ‘Bohemian chic’ with lots to see and do and great stores in the downtown area. The food was good (although a bit pricey,...More
The famous muscle beach is here, Gold's Gym where Arnold Schwarzenegger trained is here at Venice Beach. Miles of beach where you can rent a bicycle and ride along the ocean.... walk the boardwalk and shop, eat and explore! Cool place to check out, you...More
Intending to simply go to Santa Monica this was recommended by many a Uber driver. I am so glad (despite the prevailing cannabis smells too often) that we did.
It is packed with street performers and some amazing cheap and cheerful food outlets. It really...More
It's all going on at Venice Beach. Every character in the world is there....fun to people watch. A lot of homeless people on the side streets and on the beach at night...I feel bad for them. Quite the sideshow overall.
Once you leave the Venice boardwalk and enter the beach and the Pier you will find the peaceful sound of the sea and miles of beach. It’s absolutely wonderful. Come here for the sun, the people watching or whatever, and leave with a rested mind.
Venice Beach could be Awsum but the homeless/ drugged or mental health issues are everywhere. The smell in places is really bad. Walking there in the day was bad, I definitely wouldn’t go there at night. I can’t believe the price that people pay to...More
I went on a Sunday morning around 9am and it was perfect. I took a walk towards the shops and there were a few guys touting their wares but still felt pretty safe. Shops were overpriced though, as everything else in LA!
Great place to visit. Crazy people walking around lots of tourists and oddballs. Lots of shops to visit The original world gym where Arnold used to train.
Good hotel next door w bar and Restau on roof. Lots of fun
The walk from Santa Monica pier to the bustling Venice beach California is a must, it’s 2 miles approximately and very enjoyable (or you can grab a peddle car) From muscle beach, the buskers to the food and drink it’s is an amazing place with...More
We made a special trip over to Venice, as it is such a famous place, but really wasn't worth it. The canals look nice and make a good photo, but that is it!
The seafront at Venice is full of homeless and drugs are clearly...More
Venice has always danced to its own beat as the epicenter of bohemian culture in Los Angeles. Along the boardwalk there are street performers and local craftsmen selling their wares. Original paintings, souvenirs, and jewelry are on display. Crowds of visitors marvel at the sites while weightlifting enthusiasts pump iron in plain view, and skateboarders do their tricks around the skate park. All of it
happens under the warm California sun with sprawling views of sand and sea. Heading east, the main drags of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Main Street are lined with boutique shops, some major retail stores, art galleries and restaurants. Here the ambiance is more relaxed and upscale than the frenetic boardwalk area. Venice is a mostly walkable (and certainly bikeable) neighborhood, full of areas to explore.
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There's some paid parking spots, or you can find some in certain streets. Honestly. The paid parking isn't that expensive, so I would personally just take it - less of a headache. There's plenty between Venice and Santa... More
There's some paid parking spots, or you can find some in certain streets. Honestly. The paid parking isn't that expensive, so I would personally just take it - less of a headache. There's plenty between Venice and Santa Monica ( that's nearby ) - if there's non in VB ( which I doubt ) just take one in SM and drive those bird scooters ( super cheap fun app ) to venice.